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What to Expect During a Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test May 19th, 2021

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Not surprisingly, getting an early diagnosis and monitoring heart disease are the best ways to prevent serious complications — and even death.  A cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is one of the most reliable...

Restless Legs Keeping You Up at Night? We Can Help Apr 15th, 2021

About 10% of the US population suffers from restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to the National Institutes of Health. That’s about 33 million women and men who aren’t getting a good night’s rest, thanks to uncomfortable sensations in their legs.  As a top-ranked vein treatment center in Florida, Vein &...

Understanding Valvular Heart Disease Mar 10th, 2021

The human heart has four valves that work together to regulate blood flow in and out of the heart.  Sometimes, though, a valve can malfunction, resulting in a medical condition called valvular heart disease. About 2.5% of Americans suffer from valvular heart disease, experiencing a range of symptoms that vary...

Are You at Risk for Peripheral Arterial Disease? Feb 17th, 2021

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects more than 8 million Americans over the age of 40, significantly increasing their risks of heart attack and stroke.  Still, because the symptoms of PAD can be difficult to detect, many people who have PAD don’t even know they have it — and that means...

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Health Jan 20th, 2021

Heart disease has traditionally been thought of as a man’s disease, and in fact, it’s the leading cause of death among American men. But guess what? It’s also the leading cause of death among American women — even though many women don’t realize they’re at risk.  With locations in Orlando,...

When Are Varicose Veins More Than Just a Cosmetic Concern? Dec 16th, 2020

If you have varicose veins, you’ve got a lot of company. More than a third of adult Americans have varicose veins, and while just about anyone can get varicose veins (even teens!), they tend to occur more often as we get older.  Twisted, purplish, and swollen, varicose veins are downright...

4 Myths About COPD Nov 30th, 2020

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of disease-related death in the United States. Although millions of people have been diagnosed with COPD, there’s still a lot of misinformation about the disease.  November is National COPD Awareness Month, and if you or someone you know suffers...

Recognizing the Signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Oct 29th, 2020

Your arteries carry oxygen-rich blood throughout your body, nourishing your muscles, bones, and nerves. If plaque builds up in your arteries, this can cause peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is a narrowing or blockage of your arteries. More than 6.5 million American adults have PAD, which can reduce your circulation...